|Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communication|
March 12, 2005 – October 26, 2009
|Prime Minister||José Sócrates|
|Preceded by||António Mexia|
|Born||March 31, 1940|
|Saying that southern waterfront of the Tagus river in Portugal "is a desert"|
Mário Lino Soares Correia (born May 31, 1940 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese politician. He was the Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communication in the 17th Constitutional Government of Portugal. He became famous for saying that the southern waterfront of the Tagus river in Portugal "is a desert". Lino is a former member of the Communist Party.
He is also known for saying that the new Lisbon International Airport would never be constructed in the city of Alcochete, by using the expression "Alcochete jamais!", however later it was decided that the new airport would be there.
These events led to accusations by the government's opposition that Mario Lino does not know what he is doing while taking decisions that may compromise the country.
He is also a supporter of Iberian Federalism.
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